Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale
688 Ratings
Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A single hop, West Coast style American Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aromas. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aromas with citrus lime flavors.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-18-2011

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Ratings: 688 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of JamesStreet
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this bottle! Bottled 11/3/16.

A - Medium copper colored pour with thin creamy head, but dense. Lacing is dense, thick, and sticky. Carbonation is light and steady.

S - Smell has faded quite a bit (my fault for sitting on the bottle this long). Aroma is caramel malt and light citrus grapefruit and a little sticky smelling.

T - Balanced with caramel malt blending into juicy grapefruit and finishes in a sharp grapefruit bitterness with a lightly spicy edge. Bitterness lingers with grapefruit and caramel sweetness.

M - Big medium body, gentle carbonation, a little watery on the finish.

O - This is a nice pale ale, wish I didn't sit on it for so long. (Was saving it for the holidays to share.)

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Photo of papposilenus
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nordic pint glass, bottled 11/08/16. Pours a very bright and attractive yellow, with a 3 plus finger white that leaves a wall of lace behind.

Smell passion fruit, lemon, pine, tangerine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste is a tad more aggressive passion fruit, guava, lemon, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, plenty of life, a whisker dry, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a very nice brew, earth shattering not quite, especially for the steep price tag. That being said they are starting to can beers and the price will be better soon.

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Photo of c_tails
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a large bottle

unsure of date, didn't have it on the bottle

pours a pretty clear darker amber / orange

taste - much more malt than i expected. maybe it was an old bottle? it didn't taste super fresh but was still really good. certainly hop forward but the malt sweetness was more present than i expected, a caramel sweetness. it nicely balanced with the hops. didn't fully get the in your face juice citra i was expecting.

medium mouth feel, nice carbonation

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Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kendo
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is golden-orange (more orange) with a half-finger white head. Some lace.

S: Modest nose - caramel malt base and some mild citrus, mainly orange and orange peel.

T: Follows the nose, with a caramel malt foundation followed up by citrusy hops (lemon, grapefruit peel) and just a touch of pine. Good balance between the two.

M: Medium in heft. Slightly sharp carbonation.

O: Very good. This was discounted, price-wise, which prompted me to give it a try. At the price I paid for it (about $4), this is solid. Not gonna blow anyone away, but a good American IPA.

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Photo of Jeneral_Jenkins
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a incredibly solid Citra Pale Ale

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Photo of Roybert
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssoulf
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: light orange, extremely clear, nice fluffy white head. A perfect looking beer
Smell: Tropical hops,a touch of resin, a little malt
Taste: Starts sweet and ends with a bitter finish with a touch of alcohol heat (not in a bad way). Some caramel malt, some citrus and light fruity flavors, some pine/resin.
Feel: Nice sipper, leaves a resiny coating in mouth, smooth mouthfeel
Overall: I wrote the above before and rated it before reading the below reviews. I am shocked how low some of the ratings are. It tasted good to me.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden honey in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/lime, and tropical/passionfruit hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + toasted malts. There is a light aromas of cat piss hops that becomes a little more prominent as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of toasted, caramel, and grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/lime, citrus/lemon, and tropical/passionfruit hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with just the most subtle hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable - hard to pass up at $3.75 a bomber also. Refreshing with a pleasant amount of citra hop aromas + flavors without being overly bitter. About halfway between an APA and a session IPA in mouthfeel with extremely well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden with persistent bright eggshell head. Aroma reminds me just like a Citra flavored jolly rancher I had. Taste is similarly clean with tart lime transferring to bittersweet passionfruit and concluding with a sweeter guava. A decent amount of malt sweetness: doughy lemon bar. Really fine carbonation, builds up in the stomach. Twangy hayseed, really soft feel.

Aroma is a little hoppy for a pale, but wonderfully balanced in taste with malt and hop, but maybe just some more bitterness.

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Photo of gcasher
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big bottle, fresh, copper in color, filtered, ample white head, delicious hoppy aroma and taste. Enjoyed this from start to finish. It was nice also that it was not too strong.

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Photo of hman43
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It has a clear golden color with a slight off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and lime.

Taste: The flavors are similar to the aromas with the attention of some grainy elements.

Feel: It has a moderate body with moderate high bitterness.

Overall, the hop assertiveness is highlighted by grapefruit and lime which dominate the aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Griphon
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 688 ratings
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